This is my all-time favorite to serve or bring to parties. The combination of popcorn and nuts is very satisfying, and even the kids can help make this treat. —Shirley Nordblum
Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a round of smooth and creamy brie with warm sweet apricots. This is one easy appetizer certain to make any occasion “special.”
I first tasted this delicious chicken dish 11 years ago when I attended a class on using honey in cooking. When I prepare this recipe for a party, it's one of the first dishes to disappear!
—Debbie Dougal, Roseville, California
While writing holiday greeting cards with friends or relaxing with your family, you'll find this creamy dip adds some zip. Colorful and festive, it's easy to make ahead—perfect for this hectic time of year.
— Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
In Graysville, Alabama, Beth Parker has contributed this rich creamy spread to family get-togethers for years. "I was able to lighten up the original recipe with out loosing any of the terrific flavor," she says.
Every January, we host a family get-together to watch "the big game" on TV. I'm not much of a football fan, but I do enjoy that annual opportunity to try out new recipes. These tasty finger sandwiches scored a "touchdown" with everyone who tried them!
If you don't want to miss a play, you can prepare this appetizer ahead and heat it up at halftime.
From Niceville, Florida, Diane Hixon shares a tasty topper for tortilla chips. Chili powder and sassy salsa season a zesty mixture of ground beef and refried beans that's sprinkled with green onions, tomatoes and ripe olives.
"This mix was the perfect item for my daughter to take to high school track meets," says Blue Springs, Nebraska's Theresa Gingery. Five ingredients make up this colorful crowd-pleaser that's crunchy, chewy and not too sweet.